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03/13/2013 - 10:55am
Ravens release Patriot-killer Bernard Pollard

Hard-hitting strong safety Bernard Pollard, who has tormented the Patriots over his career, surprisingly was released by the Ravens on Wednesday.

Tweeted Pollard: Well Raven Nation it’s been fun. My time in Baltimore is done… Thank you!

Pollard, 28, carried a $3.25 million cap hit in 2013. His release could be a sign that the Ravens will try to retain fellow safety Ed Reed.

Pollard had 98 tackles, two sacks and one interception in 13 games last season, despite playing much of the year with cracked ribs. In seven NFL seasons, Pollard has 450 tackles (316 solo), nine sacks and nine interceptions.

Pollard has played for the Chiefs...

03/13/2013 - 8:03am
Mashup: Howard delivers in hostile Orlando

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Raptors at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM) NBA: Jazz at Thunder, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Knicks at Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Big East tournament, Cincinnati vs. Providence, noon (ESPN) College basketball: Big East tournament, Syracuse vs. Seton Hall, 2 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: MWC tournament, Air Force at UNLV, 3 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball: MWC tournament, Fresno State vs. Colorado State, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball: Big East tournament, St. John’s vs. Villanova, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: Patriot League final, Lafayette at Bucknell, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball: Big East tournament, Notre...

03/12/2013 - 10:27pm
Doc: 'Wish I had given [KG] night off, too'

All of the talk before Tuesday’s game in Charlotte was the decision by Doc Rivers to give captain Paul Pierce his first night off of the season.

Midway through the disaster that was a 100-74 no-show loss to the Bobcats in North Carolina, Rivers was thinking he didn’t go far enough. Kevin Garnett played 20 minutes, but struggled badly again, going 2-for-10 from the field.

“Yeah, definitely, otherwise he’d been part of that,” Rivers said when asked if he thought he did the right thing in giving Pierce the night off. “What I was thinking was I wish I had given Kevin the night off, too, in the middle of the game. That would’ve been terrific because then we could’ve had two guys that got some rest.”

As for Garnett, who is 8-for-29 in losses to the Thunder and Bobcats, Rivers says it’s a matter of getting him better looks...

03/12/2013 - 10:08pm
Pointless: B's blow two-goal lead vs. Pens
By: DJ Bean

Anton Khudobin was 6:18 away from shutting out the Penguins. Fifty-one seconds later, the game was tied at two. Not long after that, Brandon Sutter was celebrating the second of two goals on the night to give the Penguins a 3-2 come-from-behind lead.

With the B’s holding a two-goal lead acquired in the first period, Chris Kunitz beat Khudobin from the right circle on a one-time fed by Kris Letang to make it 2-1. Sutter then finished off a 3-on-2 with his seventh goal of the season to tie the game and gave the Penguins the lead with less than two minutes to play.

The Penguins’ scoring was a long time coming, as they dominated the play late in the second period onward, but the B’s weathered the storm until Kunitz finally got Pittsburgh on the board. Boston had a season-low 16 shots on goal, while the Penguins put 34 pucks on Khudobin.

Zdeno Chara got the Bruins on the board in the first period with a power-play...

03/12/2013 - 9:24pm
No Pierce, no show: C's crushed by Bobcats

Gerald Henderson scored a career-high 35 points and Josh McRoberts dominated with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the lowly Charlotte Bobcats ended a 10-game losing streak with a 100-74 laugher over the Celtics Monday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

Playing without captain Paul Pierce, given the night off by coach Doc Rivers, the Celtics came out and played one of their most uninspired games of the season. Jeff Green got the start for Pierce and led the Celtics with 14 points. Kevin Garnett had another ice-cold game, finishing just 2-for-10 from the field and finishing with five points. Garnett, who is 8-for-29 in losses to the Thunder and Bobcats, will head into Wednesday’s game needing just five points to pass Jerry West for 15th place on the NBA all-time scoring list.

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